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Collagen 2 Benefits
Not best choices: The first is overpriced hyped retinol. Bioderma has salicylic acid that may work. Both compounds have some use in some acne preparations, but if you're serious about managing acne, start with some topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated, and ask your physician if you need something more. ...Read more
Collagen is a component of extracellular tissue, which is found throughout the body. Collagen is a proten important for tissue strength and tissue healing. There are several differnt subtypes of collagen, depending on where it is found. Collagen has a high content of hydroxyproline, which is ...Read more
Thoughts about dental bridge made of Zirconium. Any issues cons /pros please. My 4 unit bridge (#11 -14) made of Porcelain/PFM broke off 2 times. ?
Etiology: Must determine reason for failure. Did ceramic break or did bridge come off teeth ? #11 - 14 is a long span if only supported by those 2 teeth. #11 does double duty as it is a corner transition tooth and gets loaded in many directions. Overloading the bite and insufficient tooth to support this are most common causes. See a Prosthodontist for opinion. Consider 2 implants #12,13. Good Luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I say yes: This is one of the herbals that might actually have a real effect as claimed; since the active ingredient is just hydroxycitric acid which so far as i know isn't a kidney poison, it should be fine for you. Check with your nephrologist also. ...Read more
I'm 21 break out before my period and have uneven skin tone + scars. Is retinol specifically tretinoin safe to use?Would using vit a cream be similar?
Precautions: Yes it is generally safe to use but certain precautions such as avoidance of sun exposure using a high spf sun block should be employed. Other mor controversial issues are potential teratogenic effects due to systemic absorption particularly if applied to large areas of the body and therefore, birth control may be an issue or avoiding use if contemplating pregnancy in the near future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Building muscle: Your 'Top 5' supplements with results best supported by clinical trials? (Assuming strict diet macros & a pro-level training regime)
Question about people with a diagnosis of bipolar. Are the 2 phases 2 semi-separate personalities?
Psoriasis- method for patient to estimate plaque coverage? Dr. recs tanning bed, but is that along with topical steroid & vit D? How much tanning?
88 yr old mother has suffered numerous uti's and attendant confusion. Resistance 2 bathing appears 2 b the current cause. Help, please?
See urologist: Your mom needs a complete anatomic evaluation including ct of the kidneys looking for stones or obstruction and cystoscopy looking at bladder lining. Her urologist will also make sure she empties her bladder as stagnant urine is a big risk factor for recurrent uti. Bathtubs should be safe. ...Read more
Got 20/1 omega6/3 ratio. Arthritis bad. Take 2k of grill oil. Got afib take padaxtra. Can i take large dose plant DHA supp. Ok. Am vegan exc. Krill?
Plant vs fish omegas: The type of omega 3 fatty acids (including dha) in plants are shorter in fatty acid chain length than the ones in fish. Our bodies use then longer chains much more efficiently, perhaps 6-10 times more efficiently. ...Read more
12 years post op rny, iron 20 & vitamin d at 10. Seeing a new dr that hasn't worked with deficient gastric bypass, is 325ferrous 3x and 2000d 1x okay?
Nutrition!: A gastric bypass is a very complex nutrition situation. If your physician has not dealt with it much i would suggest asking for a referral to a nutritionist or a bariatric center. That being said, the dosage of iron is fda approved treatment for iron deficiency, and the vitamin d is a reasonable amount. You have many nutrient levels that should be monitored and carefully watched! ...Read more
I have Wastebasket dX of an immune mediated enteropathy. Aza & budesonide. Any potentially useful adjuvants? Nutritional strategies/supplements ?
Micro needling: "is micro needling combined with sun exposure effective for treating hypopigmented scars?" micro needling is a new procedure that is supposed to stimulate collagen growth in treated areas and probably won't help for hypopigmented spots. Sun exposure has been a common treatment for that for years though and may help you. ...Read more
30 y/o injected rt bicep with testosterone, npp? And steroids rue comparent syndrome. Deltoid especially. Needed decompresion. Any thoughts?
Release: If compartment pressures are elevated it should be released. ...Read more
Lmp 1/14/14. Hcg drawn every 2-3 days: 66, 54.7, 140.7, 465, 782, 1235, 1730, 2050, 2589. U/s shows 9.1 gestational sac + yolk sac. Viable pregnancy?
Could someone get restalyne, radiesse, (dermal fillers) sculptra, etc. injected into their jaw to enhance jaw definition?
My HDL is 24, trig 97, total 135 i'm a 38yo male in "good health" BP 110/60ish.
Are there any long term risks in taking 6g fish oil @60%=4g of omega3?
What for?: Why do you feel the need to take so much fish oil? First of all, you are better off getting your fish oil directly from fish like wild alakan salmon or sardines. Second, high concentrations of fish oil can cause anti coagulation that can make you susceptible to bleeding. Good health will not come from a pill. ...Read more
All solid zirconium that support span of 4 unit bridge covering teeth 11 to 14 broke after 10 weeks. Previous porc bridge also broken. Causes/options?
Dynamic forces: Many factors can lead to this, but most important are the support base and the bite. This is a long span to cover when starting with the canine, but do not expect the zirconium to fx. Likely clenching/grinding without occlusal guard/compliance . See the expert in reconstruction - Prosthodontist. Consider 2 crowns and 2 implants (12,13) with crowns and bite correction (lower arch). good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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